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Let's get a few things out of the way... Sex is normal (1). Sexual desire and arousal are normal (2). Asexuality is normal (3). Masturbation is normal (4),(5). There is no problem whatsoever with these three things, although everyone blushes when they talk about them. Is Masturbation healthy? Downsides: Masturbation is not risk free. It is about as dangerous ...


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Short Answer Masturbating does not decrease fertility or sex drive Long Answer Historically, masturbation was discouraged for a variety of reasons including the thought that it lead to mental health problems. However, that was disproved. The abstract of Coleman, E. (2003) states Research on masturbation has indicated that, contrary to traditional ...


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Lifelong abstainance from masterbation is completely safe. As @Noah said in his comment, there are plenty of celibate people out there with no adverse health from their life choice. Even though sperm is constantly being produced, dead sperm will be shed after time anyway. See my answer to a similar question at Effects of masturbation on Health. I have ...


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Since you have not been rendered blind, you can follow this link which states that it is not intrinsically unhealthy unless it starts to interfere with the way you function socially or at work. In some people it intrudes into their public life and so then might considered an illness. Another form of harm is when it displaces normal sexual activity and some ...


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Saliva is safe to apply to the sexual organs. While it is true that the mouth contains lots of micro-organisms, the same varieties are also commonly thrive elsewhere in the body, and are all harmless against a normally functioning immune system. Saliva also contains antibacterials, has skin-like acidity, and acts as a pH buffer. The only concern is that ...


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No, masturbation does not decrease testosterone levels in the blood. Relevant studies cited in the linked article: Fox CA, Ismail AAA, Love DN, Kirkham KE, Loraine JA. Studies on the relationship between plasma testosterone levels and human sexual activity. J Endocrinol. 1972;52:51–58. Batty J. Acute changes in plasma testosterone levels and their ...


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There's no need to worry. Getting pregnant isn't that easy.1 It's unlikely that sperm survive for 2 hours. On a dry surface, such as clothing or bedding, sperm are dead by the time the semen has dried. In water, such as a warm bath or hot tub, they'll likely live longer because they thrive in warm, wet places. But the odds that sperm in a tub of water ...


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There are no relevant researches that links the two things. Moreover, some specialists say that masturbation can prevent, or at least decrease, the risk of develop a prostate cancer. Keep in mind that these are new studies, so data are too few to create a rule. With the informations that researchers obtain, they can say that the risk is reduced (1). But as I ...


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Sexual function is human biology. It is complex with aspects that are psychological + neurological + hormonal + vascular + etc. It's all interwoven. Therefore, beyond chemical castration* (which as mentioned above is a harsh and drastic measure), the answer is no - at least not reliably, as decreased libido is only a potential side effect of some ...


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It shouldn't be such a surprise that both sexes can experience the behaviour described in the question at night, "involuntarily". During waking hours there are mainly several distractions in your mind that counteract (previously this would have been "control") these processes. But since this rather complex yet basic behaviour is a combination of "mind and ...


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I'm somewhat surprised stopping or drastically reducing your, um... fantasies, can lead to Monk's Disease.


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